First of, I'm new here.. This is my first post so hello everybody
5 days ago I was riding my bike and had this problem.. It's an older bike, and I use it only for transportation (no hobby) when the distance is too short to take a car, or the car is not even available.
Anyway, I was riding it pretty fast without noticing that the front tire was deflated to cca. 50%.
As i rode it, i hit into a bump on the road which was big like a tea-cup, i guess...
Since the tire was half-deflated it just went trough it and hit directly into the rim. I didn't fall down but the hit was pretty hard and i felt it in my back immediately (the bike has no shock absorbers which is even worse).
However, I felt the hit immediately but the back pain started 5 minutes after I went to the place and got off the bike. Now it's 5 days later and i can't feel the pain going away.
Specifically, it hurts on the upper back (left side of my spine). Sometimes the pain moves down to my lower back, but it's usually on the upper part which, i suppose, has something to do with the fact that i had kyphosis back in high school (i still have it, but it's not that bad as it used to be)
I haven't been to the doctor yet and I'm unsure if I hurt my back muscle or it's maybe a dislocated vertebra.
Is this pain going to go away by itself or does it need treatment by a specialist?
Thanks in advance